This week the first graders tested out their navigational skills while engaged in natural inquiry. After walking through how to get to (navigate to) the PebbleGo Encyclopedia link on our library resources page, I briefly demonstrated how to navigate within the encyclopedia and how to use the tools. Working in pairs, the students took turns driving (using the laptop) and choosing articles. I have done this in the past with first graders as a way to introduce a resource prior to research hoping that the familiarity and ease of navigating helps them focus on the content more than how to get there.
Watching their natural interests lead their selections was incredibly cool. Have a look and listen at how this went and what they were interested in learning: